Spain has returned to dominate

The start of the 2022 season was marked by the exploits of Rafa Nadal And Carlos Alcaraz, winners of almost all the most prestigious tournaments that have been played up to now. But the Spanish movement can also smile by looking beyond these two phenomena. In fact, there are a total of seven Iberian players who currently gravitate to the top-50 of the world ranking. An incredible result: if it is not domination, we are close to it. And, perhaps, the best is yet to come …

ATP ranking, Spain flies with seven players in the top-50

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Melbourne (Summer set), Australian Open, Acapulco, Rio de Janeiro, Miami: the one put together by Rafa Nadal and Carlos Alcaraz in these first months of 2022 is a screaming match. Thanks to the brace in Australia and the success in Acapulco, the Majorcan had managed to recover, at the age of thirty-five, the podium of the world rankings, a placement that was then snatched from him (by Zverev) due to the stop due to the injury suffered by Indian Wells. To date, however, Nadal is in fourth place with a consistent advantage over Stefanos Tsitsipas. While the Murciano, who has been on the rise for over a year, winning in Brazil and Florida has moved close to the top-10, precisely in eleventh position, suggesting that his access to the Olympus of tennis is now only a matter of time.

However, behind these two phenomena that have made and will make history, there is a large group of Spanish players who are expressing themselves at the highest levels. This is Pablo Carreno-Busta (17), Roberto Bautista Agut (19), Albert Ramos-Vinolas (33), Alejandro Davidovich Fokina (45) and Pedro Martinez Portero (46), which brought the total number of Iberian representatives in the top-50 of the ATP ranking to seven. Among these, Bautista won the tournament on concrete in Doha, Ramos on clay in Cordoba and, finally, Martinez on red in Santiago.

The best is yet to come?

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And the best is probably yet to come. As is well known, in fact, the Iberian tennis players are known to be the best “terraioli” of the Circus. A striking case is precisely Rafael Nadal, absolute King of the red clay, conqueror of thirteen Roland Garros and countless Masters 1000. The tournaments on this surface have just begun and, according to what has been seen in recent weeks, it would not be surprising to witness a spring in the name of Spain.

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